October 27, 2011

A Halloween Freebie!

Autumn Witch
A PNG File

Ghosts, goblins and witches will soon be roaming through our neighborhood looking for Halloween treats. Thought you might enjoy a special treat too! (Right click on my witch's hat to save her as a PNG or JPEG file.)

Beware of things that go "bump" in the night!

Wishing you a very Happy Halloween!

October 23, 2011

A Life Lesson . . .

October's Prompt
Journal Page
(Click on to see the details!)

This month's question: "What is one important thing you've learned in your life?" prompted a lot of thought. After thinking about and discarding several ideas, only one life's lesson kept pushing itself forward. 


In my estimation, "Love" is the  most important lesson of all . . . . not only to love and accept yourself, but also to demonstrate your love by word and deed to everyone around you.
May your day be blessed with love!

Credit: Special thanks to my friend, Rian @ Freubels-Freebies for the unaltered girl's body.

October 20, 2011

My Studio

Welcome to my studio!

This past weekend, I finally caved in and decided to shovel clean-up my very cluttered studio space. I work in a tiny spare bedroom, and after realizing that I only had a 12"x12" space left on my worktable, I thought I'd better start organizing before I worked myself out of my little art room. The clutter was definitely hampering my creativity.


While everything was clean and (for me) uncluttered and organized, I thought I'd take a few pictures and share my creative space with you.


I've tried to take advantage of the space I have by going "vertical" with good, commercial shelving, and thank goodness for the closet in back of my desk. It hides a lot of sins!


I'm loving my "new space", but I wonder how long this clean-up will last??? :)
Wishing you a day filled with creativity!


October 17, 2011

Gratitude Journal Pages

Gratitude Journal Pages
(Click on any picture to see the details)

It's been a while since I've posted new artwork, so thought I'd share a few pages from my on-going "Gratitude Journal" project with you.

Since this journal is very long, I'll give you an "overview" of the entire spread first, and then an individual picture of each page. Remember to click on the small, two-page spread to see it in it's entirety.

 Joy
Pages 3 & 4



And the next spread . . . . . . .

Blessings
Pages 5 & 6


Wishing you a day filled with gratitude!
Credits: Special thanks to TumbleFishStudio-Etsy for the hand & heart and to Dover Publications for the unaltered butterflies. Remaining images by Pringle Hill Studio.

October 13, 2011

Portland, Maine - September 2011



Welcome to Portland, Maine

As promised, here's a slideshow of the pictures that I took in Portland, Maine when we were on vacation a few weeks ago. Portland is a very old port city; and the day we were there, the "Queen Elizabeth II" was docked. If you look closely at the first few slides, you'll see cobblestone streets. These streets were constructed hundreds of years ago with the rocks that were used as ballast from incoming cargo ships.

Portland boasts lovely architecture (You'll see a lot of granite!), and has become quite a tourist destination. It is a healthy, thriving seaport that supports many arts. Hope you enjoy my virtual tour!

Wishing you a day filled with simple pleasures!

Music Credit: Swampadelicas "Coffee Cup" Available on ITunes

October 10, 2011

Guilty!

Guilty Pleasure!

I'm guilty! As a matter of fact I'm very guilty and very proud that I played hookey today!

I should've done a lot of things on my very long "To Do" list today. Instead, I took advantage of this gorgeous Indian Summer day (temperatures were in the 80's) to go on an outing with my husband to Skylands, New Jersey's Botanical Garden in Ringwood.

I should've written my blog post yesterday, paid some bills today or washed the dog. Instead, I enjoyed a nice, cold dish of frozen yogurt after our walk through the park. I must admit . . . guilt feels wonderful!

May your day be filled with spontaneity and pleasure!

October 6, 2011

Monthly Calendars

October
(Click on a star to see the details!)
Because of my recent vacation I'm a bit late posting my October calendar. Can you tell how much I LOVE Halloween and this time of the year?!?!?
So much to enjoy: The smell of wood smoke wafting through a crisp evening's breeze . . . . apple picking and pie baking . . . . cozying up with a good book and an extra blanket at night . . . . carving pumpkins . . . . and all of the gorgeous color provided by Mother Nature makes my heart sing with delight.

And least I forget, here's a peek at my finished September calendar too! Another busy and colorful month for me.


Wishing you a day filled with autumnal delight!
 
Credits: Thanks to Cassi's Creations- Etsy for the unaltered witch mannequin and to Land of Nod Studio - Etsy for her lovely shoes. All remaining images from Pringle Hill Studio.

October 2, 2011

Back in Blogland!


A Tour
Vacation was full of family, fun and sunshine. After spending an evening in Portsmouth, NH, we enjoyed a day in Portland, ME before traveling to our daughter's home in Brunswick, ME. We had more fun in Cape Cod and took a ferry trip to Nantucket Island before heading home. It was one of the best vacations we've had in years and an awesome way to spend my Birthday week!

My birthday gift from my husband, a Nikon S9100, got a workout. (It was much easier to carry along than my DSLR). There are way too many pictures to post all at once (and I know you're busy), so I thought I'd assemble a few, quick slide shows over the next few weeks to share a bit of my vacation with you.

Today's slideshow features Portsmouth, NH - one of my favorite New England towns. I've tried to capture its charm by incorporating a bit of architecture, some window shopping and street art - always one of my favorite surprises.


Thank you, thank you for all of your Birthday wishes and blessings. I wrapped each one around my heart and carried your love with me. Enjoy the tour!

Wishing you a day filled with unexpected pleasures!